Sheesh... A little conversation amongst friends turned ugly quick!
I would have to agree with both parties of the argument above. Most LEO's are smart about the use of their equipment, but some are just plain lazy and drive around town listening to the TONE to alert them to the offending car/motorcycle.
That said, nothing is fool proof. If an LEO is smart, he can sit and write "performance awards" all day. If its your turn, its your turn. Running 5-10 MPH over, may not be a target for THAT LEO or it may.
To the OP's subject, the V1 has a great following and most that spend that amount of $$ swear by it (as we see above). While it just may well be that they are simply justifying the expense paid out or it (V1) actually is the "Cats Meow" is a personal experience.
I have Adaptiv Technologies
TPX system. Easy and functional, but not that much cheaper than the V1. I've plumbed the audio into my Comsystem and have a visual aid as well.
IMHO, Radar detectors are still a gamble, although you do have a "leg up" on the general public in avoiding the bastards! (
) In my experience over the last year with it, utilization with Lydar ( Laser ) is useless. I stopped a CHP motor officer that was doing his thing and asked him to "shoot" me while we were sitting at a stop. He had a "read", released the trigger and then my unit went off.
As with most things we use, they are tools to help us make a decision. As I tend to go balls out, anything that will save my ass will be utilized to the fullest extent possible.
BTW, any device that jams SMI's is illegal.
True, But they are not illegal to purchase!
And if they will help foil the LEO's Tax man mentality, I'll take the hit if they can catch me, and determine what and where it is. Using a stand alone unit vs. one that is buried inside the LT would be key.
"What's that black bar down there? Well Mr. Officer, those are remote radar detector leads.!"